The North Face Surge 33L Backpack

Carries everything you need for work and school.

Keep your electronics, books, and gear safely stowed in The North Face Surge Backpack. A dedicated 15-inch laptop compartment, secondary book compartment, and multiple pockets inside and outside of the pack secure everything you could possibly need for a day at the office, or a schedule full of classes.

  • FlexVent suspension system
  • Padded, mesh back panel
  • Panel access
  • 500D Cordura nylon
  • Dedicated 15-inch laptop sleeve
  • Secondary book and binders compartment
  • Front compartment with organizer compartments
  • Sternum strap with whistle buckle
  • Removable waist belt
  • 360-degree reflectivity
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Solid. Well-built.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love flying with this backpack. The laptop compartment fully unzips so I don't have to take it out of the bag for x-ray. The handle on the back makes it easy to grab-and-go when I don't want to wear the backpack. Every TNF backpack I have bought has lasted over 5 years. Solid stuff.

Spacious and comfortable

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This pack is big, comfortable, and has plenty of room to carry everything. It regularly carries all of my textbooks, notebooks and stationary supplies for school with plenty of room to spare. It also accommodates a 15” Laptop very well. In addition to school I have used this pack as a day pack and found it very comfortable for extended periods of use. The Laptop sleeve can also accommodate a water bladder, but sadly there is no hole for the outlet tube, and the waist strap can seem a little small at times, but other than those two items it is a great, large storage general usage backpack.

Awesome pack!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had this bag for almost 10 years now and have never once had an issue with it. I bought it in high school to carry textbooks (what can I say, it's what all the kids were into!) and ended up using it for so much more than that! I've taken this bag with me on almost every single trip that I've ever been on. From the deserts of Moab to the slopes of the Wasatch and from day hikes to international travel this bag has had my back. I can't say enough good things about it. The laptop sleeve has kept my work protected against any weather and the large cargo pocket holds everything I need for any adventure. For a simple day pack, look no further than the Surge!

Unanswered Question

Is there a strap to hold your laptop inside the padded sleeve? Or will the laptop just slide out if the pack is laid on its back or inverted? Thanks!!

Unanswered Question

I noticed that the right shoulder strap has a reflective loop on it. Is the reflective part of the loop sewn down? Or is it glued to the shoulder strap?

I had an older backpack where this cracked and flaked off. I don't want to have that happen with this one! Thanks!!

Great school or EDC pack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great school backpack. Very padded laptop compartment and superb build quality. For the full in-depth review checkout http://rmkoutdoors.com/rmk-blog/2015/7/29/the-north-face-surge-2015-review

Great school or EDC pack
Unanswered Question

Is this water proof?

Big Fan of the North Face Surge Backpack

    This pack has been a great addition to my travel gear. It fits my bulky 17in dell laptop in the sleeve as promised and has exceptional expansion ability to reach the 2k+ volume. The large number of compartments and pockets allow for great comfort and flexibility, whether I'm stuffing it full, or carrying only few items. I ordered the Asphalt Grey which I love, although I’m not sure I see the Greenish look others have pointed out.

    Awesome rucksack.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I got this backpack recently. It looks and feels incredibly durable and sturdy. It has compartments and pockets for everything I would ever need. I will mostly be using it for studying purposes, but I definitely think this pack could endure some heavy time on the backcountry.
    I really recommend this item from TNF.

    Looks green rather than asphalt grey

      Excellent backpack. However, Asphalt Grey may look green depending on light conditions.

      Is this bag covered by The North Face lifetime warranty if I purchase it from your website?

      Yes, we are an official retailer for The North Face and this pack will be covered under their warranty for the lifetime of the product against manufacturing defects.

      Hello,

      will be the ZINC GREY HEATHER / TNF BLACK color combination ever be available on this site?



      Thank you.

      Hey Fema,

      At this time we don't have the Zinc Grey Heather/TNF Black color on order. If we were to get that color in it would likely be a few months from now. However, it is hard to know if we will order that color since we currently don't have any on order.